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[movies]L'Araignée D'or - Segundo de Chomón
1909 Segundo de Chomón L'Araignée D'or The Gold Spider by Segundo de Chomón "L'Araignée d'or" (The Golden Spider 1909) is an excellent short film that tells a fantastic and delightful story wherein a lumberjack, who shares his strange adventure with the audience by looking directly into the camera, follows four gnomes during their peculiar stroll through the forest. In a pond of water, the gnomes pick up a golden spider who has special and profit making abilities...
Keywords: Gen X; Segundo de Chomón; Silent Film; Short Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 641
[movies]Le Scarabe d'or - Segundo de Chomón
1907 Segundo de Chomón Le Scarabe d'or (The Golden Beetle) Note: This film is often incorrectly attributed to Ferdinand Zecca, a very talented comtemporary film-maker who often collaborated on films with Segundo de Chomón through Pathé Frères, for its direction. Weird, creative, and colorful, the visuals in "The Golden Beetle" are as spectacular as anything made in the early years of cinema. This had to have taken both a lot of skill and a lot of work to plan and execute...
Keywords: Gen X; Segundo de Chomón; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 654
[movies]L'Obsession de l'or - Segundo de Chomón
An artist is painting the portrait of a young woman dressed in a country costume in his attic studio. The landlord demands the rent, but the artist has no money and forces the landlord out. The model tries to comfort him, but he throws her out too. Dancing safes appear and he takes bags of gold coins out of them. A woman fairy appears and she transports them to a palace. Soldiers march in and a troupe of women dancers perform...
Keywords: Gen X; Segundo de Chomón; Silent Film; Short Film; Drama
Downloads: 610
[movies]Une nuit épouvantable - Segundo de Chomón
Une nuit épouvantable aka Robert Macaire and Bertrand UK aka A Dreadful Night UK aka A Terrible Night USA Directed by Segundo de Chomón Country: France 1905 Length 40 Metres Run Time: 2 minutes A poor soldier of fortune comes to an inn to enjoy a rest but he reckons with an evil spirit. After several unsuccessful attempts over each other, it is blown away by a tremendous explosion which ripped through the house...
Keywords: Gen X; Segundo de Chomón; Silent Film; Short Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 605
[movies]Un peu de feu s.v.p - Georges Méliès
A comedic short from director Georges Méliès. Country: France Release Date: 13 February 1904 (USA) France (1903) Also Known As (AKA) Un peu de feu s.v.p. France (original title) Every Man His Own Cigar Lighter USA Nieco ognia prosze Poland
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
Downloads: 491
[movies]La Chaise à Porteurs Enchantée - Georges Méliès
A man stands in front of a backdrop painted with a nature scene. From a fan, he conjures a costume, then a woman appears inside it. An assistant carries in a mannequin; they dress her and she suddenly comes alive. The magic continues: footmen bring in a sedan chair. He covers two seated women with scarves; when he removes the scarves, the women have traded places. The women, the magician, his assistant, and the footmen continue to appear and disappear, changing places and costumes...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 532
[movies]La Flamme Merveilleuse - Georges Méliès
A juggler enters upon the scene, picks up a skull, throws it into the air, catches it in his hands, where it is transformed into a handkerchief. The handkerchief, after being twirled about a wand, is changed to a napkin, and afterward to a tablecloth. Out of the table cloth comes a servant. The servant brings a low table upon which the juggler throws some magic powder. The powder takes fire and blazes up into a large flame, in the midst of which appears a beautiful female...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 505
[movies]Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible - Georges Méliès
A boy is led into the frame by two nursemaids who give him a big ball to play with. For the remainder of the film heads appear and disappear, stage props blow up and turn into other objects or people, and finally Bob Kick disappears. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White Country: France Release Date: 21 November 1903 Also Known As (AKA) Bob Kick, l'enfant terrible France (original title) Bob Kick, the Mischievous Kid USA
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
Downloads: 506 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Les Cartes Vivantes - Georges Méliès
Les cartes vivantes Also known as The Living Playing Cards in the USA (1905) French B&W : Short film Directed by Georges Méliès A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Drama; Fantasy
Downloads: 608 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Le Tripot Clandestin - Georges Méliès
A combination gambling den and bawdy house is set up so that croupiers, patrons, prostitutes, and the owner can quickly change it all into a mercantile establishment when the cops stage a raid. The women become shop girls and customers, the men become clerks and shoppers. The craps table becomes a long counter. The police do raid the joint, and the nearly-instantaneous conversion into a dry goods store covers all the evidence...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 430 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Le Tonnerre de Jupiter - Georges Méliès
With godly entrapment, Zeus appears on the horizon, engages Hermes as an audience, and tries to throw some thunderbolts. They fizzle. Hephaestus tries to make some repairs but succeeds only in heating the bolts and burning Zeus's hands. Zeus conjures nine muses, but do their incantations help? He dismisses them as well as a visiting Pan, and his fits of pique become counter-productive. Can he get his powers back? Country: France Release Date: 7 November 1903 (USA) Also Known As (AKA) Le tonnerre...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Mythology
Downloads: 586 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc - Georges Méliès
L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc (The Man With The Rubber Head) is a 1902 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was filmed in 1901 and released in 1902. A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the head increases in size and continues to enlarge until it becomes truly colossal while making faces...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 1,273 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Une Nuit Terrible - Georges Méliès
A Terrible Night Une Nuit terrible, 1896, 1m08s Star Film Catalogue No. 26 A bearded man in a nightdress and nightcap extinguishes his cigarette and bedside candle and lies back in bed. A gigantic beetle climbs up the bed, skitters across his prone body and heads up the wall, covered by a curtain. He leaps up as though electrified, grabs a broom, swats the insect onto the bed, and stamps on it. He then picks up its corpse and deposits it in the chamber pot that he keeps in the cupboard by the si...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
Downloads: 613 (1 review)
[movies]Le Mélomane - Georges Méliès
A marching band appears, and the band-leader prepares to give them the music for the song he wants them to play. He has prepared a large staff above their heads, and he now creates notes by making duplicates of his own head, placing them on the staff, and completing the notes with sticks and other implements taken from the band members. When he has finished, the players attempt to perform the music that has been written in such an unusual fashion...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Music
Downloads: 748 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Le Mariage de Victoire - Georges Méliès
"How Bridget's Lover Escaped" ("Le marriage de Victoire") is a comedy from Georges Méliès. It begins with a man (I think he's a fireman) in he kitchen--making out with the cook, Bridget. When folks overhear the commotion, they enter the kitchen and the man hides. After a while, I guess he got bored and attacks them. This leads to a police chase on the rooftops of Paris. In the end, Bridget and her lover marry...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Comedy
Downloads: 558 (1 review)
[movies]Le Château Hantée - Georges Méliès
1896 Georges Méliès Le Château Hantée (The Haunted Castle) Le Château Hantée, 1897, 0m44s Star Film Catalogue No. 96 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213033/ A man defies warnings from his friend and prepares to spend the light in a haunted castle. He sits nonchalantly down in a chair - which vanishes and reappears on the other side of the room, causing him to fall to the ground. He gets up, looks around indignantly, walks over to the chair, reaches out to move it back, but is alarmed by the s...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Horror
Downloads: 558 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Les Affiches en Goguette - Georges Méliès
Move over, Mad Men, THIS is how you run an advertising campaign - An entire wall of posters comes to life! Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Release Date: France 1906 Also Known As (AKA) Les affiches en goguette France (original title) A vidám plakátok Hungary The Hilarious Posters USA
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Comedy
Downloads: 749 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Un Malheur n'Arrive Jamais Seul - Georges Méliès
The scene takes place in front of a barrack, where a young soldier is on duty, most laughable and comical. Country: France Release Date: 13 June 1903 (USA) Un malheur n'arrive jamais seul France (original title) Misfortune Never Comes Alone USA
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Comedy
Downloads: 378 (1 review)
[movies]Le Thaumaturge Chinois - Georges Méliès
A Chinese conjurer stands next to a table, it becomes two tables. A fan becomes a parasol, lanterns appear and disappear. The conjurer spins the open parasol in front of himself, and a dog leaps out from behind it. The dog becomes a woman, then a second woman appears. The conjurer sits them each on a box a few feet apart: suddenly the women have changed places. The disappearing and the transfers continue in front of a simple backdrop...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 445 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Le Roi du Maquillage - Georges Méliès
The background of this picture represents a scene along the beautiful river Seine in Paris. A gentleman enters, and taking a blackboard from the side of the picture, he draws on it a sketch of a novelist. Then, standing in the centre, he causes the living features of his sketch to appear in the place of his own, which is utterly devoid of whiskers. The change is made so mysteriously that the eye cannot notice it until one sees quite another person in the place of the first...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Comedy
Downloads: 402 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]La Pyramide de Triboulet - Georges Méliès
La Pyramide de Triboulet, 1899, 1m04s Star Film Catalogue No. 218 Georges Méliès, a magician by profession, decided to become a director following the discovery of cinematography. Following its installation at the Studio of Montreuil, his films became truly unique using the magic of trickery to make people and objects appear, disappear and reappear. This earned him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Production Co: Star-Film AKA: The Pyramid of Tr...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy
Downloads: 519 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Les Qautre Cents Farces du Diable - Georges Méliès
Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him on a spit. Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France release Dates: France 1905 USA 1906 Shoot location: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Also Known As (AKA) Les quatre cents farces du diable France (original title) Az ördög 400 csapása Hungary Czterysta zartów diabelskich Pola...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Horror
Downloads: 833 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]La Fee Printemps - Segundo de Chomón
Flowers, they bloom in Winter!
Keywords: Public Domain; Gen X; Silent Movie; Short Film; Segundo de Chomón
Downloads: 1,267 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]La Belle Au Bois Dormant - Segundo de Chomón
"Sleeping Beauty" 1908 Segundo de Chomón La Belle Au Bois Dormant - Sleeping Beauty Directors: Albert Capellani, Lucien Nonguet Writer: Charles Perrault (tale) Stars: Julienne Mathieu Production Co: Pathé Frères
Keywords: Public Domain; Gen X; Silent Movie; Short Film; Segundo de Chomónn; Julienne Mathieu; Fantasy; Pathé Frères
Downloads: 1,080 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Le théâtre électrique de Bob - Segundo de Chomón
Three young children set up a table, and on the table is placed a miniature stage. The stage curtain opens, a carpet appears, and then the carpet unrolls by itself. Two puppet figures then come out and begin to perform a series of routines. ORIGINAL TITLE Le théâtre électrique de Bob (S) YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Ferdinand Zecca COMPOSER Silent Movie CINEMATOGRAPHER B&W Country: France Language: French Release Date: April 1906 (USA) USA 18 October 1909 (re-release) Al...
Keywords: Gen X; Segundo de Chomón; Silent Film; Short Film; Comedy; Animation; Stop-Motion
Downloads: 794
[movies]Le Voleur Invisible - Segundo de Chomón
How do you deal with an invisible thief? ORIGINAL TITLE Le voleur invisible YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Segundo de Chomón CINEMATOGRAPHER Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1909 (France) Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
Keywords: Gen X; Segundo de Chomón; Silent Film; Short Film; Comedy; Animation; Stop-Motion
Downloads: 1,258 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Eclipse de Soleil en Pleine Lune - Georges Méliès
Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything darkens and the astronomer hurries upstairs to his telescope. It is an eclipse of the sun, and through his glass, he sees a female moon coming toward a masculine sun, flirting as they move closer to what becomes a consummation...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Drama; Romance
Downloads: 826 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Cendrillon (Cinderella) - Georges Méliès
Possibly the earliest film version of Cinderella, Cendrillion (1899) was landmark for Georges Méliès; it founded the techniques and tricks he would later master and become famous for, earning him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Charles Perrault (story) Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon and Carmely Country: France Release Date: 25 December 1899 (USA) Also Known As: Cinderella Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Runtime: about 6 min (DVD) Sound ...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Fairy Tale
Downloads: 5,264 (1 review)
[movies]Création de la Serpentine - Segundo de Chomón
Creation of the Serpentine starring Loie Fuller by Segundo de Chomón
Keywords: Public Domain; Gen X; Silent Movie; Short Film; Segundo de Chomón; Fantasy; Loie Fuller; 1908
Downloads: 1,773 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]La Lune à un Mètre - Georges Méliès
La Lune à un Mètre, 1898, 3m13s Star Film Catalogue Nos. 160-162 Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès (creator) Stars: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: 1898 (France) Also Known As: Egy méterre a Hold Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France At over three minutes, The Astronomerâs Dream is three times longer than a typical early Georges Méliès' short, and has duly been given three entries in his Star Film catalogue (presumably this meant he could ...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Science Fiction
Downloads: 959 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]El Hotel Eléctrico - Segundo de Chomón
The Electric Hotel starring Segundo de Chomón and Julienne Mathieu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000516/
Keywords: Public Domain; Gen X; Silent Movie; Short Film; Segundo de Chomón; Julienne Mathieu; Comedy; Science Fiction; Stop Motion Animation
Downloads: 3,537 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur - Georges Méliès
"The Inventor Crazybrains and his Wonderful Airship" (Le Dirigeable Fantastique ou le Cauchemar d'un Inventeur) A Jules Verne-like flying airship soars the skies with floating mermaids before out of control fireworks put an end to the crazy inventor's dreams. Unlike the Technicolor wonders that would come decades later, this Georges Méliès film from 1905 achieved its color the old-fashioned way; they were painted on the film by hand.
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Silent Film; Short Film; Fantasy; Science Fiction
Downloads: 1,910 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Le Diable au Couvent - Georges Méliès
Le Diable au Couvent, 1899, 3m09s Star Film Catalogue No. 185-7 In a convent, a priest adjusts the position of some chairs before departing. As soon as heâs gone, the devil (Méliès) emerges from the font, and looks around. Spotting a rope dangling from the ceiling, he tugs on it, and a bell rings. He wraps his cloak around himself and turns into a priest. Seven white-clad nuns enter and kneel on the chairs as the priest/devil mounts the pulpit...
Keywords: Gen X; Georges Méliès; Short Film; Silent Film; Fantasy; Horror; Comedy; The Devil in a Convent; The Sign of the Cross
Downloads: 945 (1 review)
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